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Fall All-Local Team announced

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Soccer

Columbia’s Sean Rickey puts a little something extra into throwing in the ball during a game in the CYC Tournament. Click here for photos from the 2013 soccer season. (John Spytek photo)

Columbia’s Sean Rickey puts a little something extra into throwing in the ball during a game in the CYC Tournament. Click here for photos from the 2013 soccer season. (John Spytek photo)

Monroe County boasted some of the best soccer players in the St. Louis area, not to mention a state championship for a perennial soccer powerhouse.

The Columbia Eagles got off to a 13-0 start and finished 21-3 overall, 6-0 and in first place in the Cahokia Conference. They scored 110 goals on the season, nearly double the next-best conference opponent, and allowed just 15 goals all season — an average of .6 per game. They were defeated in their sectional semifinal game to eventual state-champs, Gibault.

Valmeyer had a up-and- down season as they looked to rebuild after graduating a number of seniors last year. They also saw their season come to an end at the hands of Gibault, losing to the Hawks in the regional semifinals.

Gibault capped off their 19-4-4 season with the school’s fourth state championship, the first under current head coach Matt Reeb.

Waterloo finished with a re- cord of 11-10-2, 7-3 in the Mississippi Valley Conference. They lost their regional championship to conference rival Triad.

Pick up the Dec. 31 edition of the R-T to view the members of the all-local team.

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Andrea F.D. Saathoff

Andrea is a graduate of Gibault High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Education. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their twin toddler sons. When she isn't cheering on St. Louis Cardinals baseball or riding the emotional roller coaster of Mizzou Tigers football, she enjoys attending and participating in the many family events the county has to offer. email: andrea@republictimes.net